Angel Food Cake--Deluxe

YIELD: 12 slices




  • .Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Stir together cake flour and confectioner's sugar; set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy.
  • Add the granular sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating at high speed until the meringue holds stiff peaks. (This takes up to 10 minutes.).
  • Gently fold in the extracts by hand.
  • Sprinkle the flour-confectioner's sugar mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, over the meringue, folding it in gently just until flour-sugar mixture disappears. DO NOT OVER-MIX OR CAKE WILL BECOME TOUGH!
  • Push batter into ungreased tube pan, turning it several times to fill pan evenly. Gently cut through the batter with a knife to remove air bubbles.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until the top springs back when touched lightly with finger.
  • Remove from oven and immediately invert the tube over weighted glass bottle; let hang upside down until cake is completely cool (about 2 hours.).
  • To remove cooled cake from tube pan, loosen first by moving table knife up and down against side of pan. Next, turn the pan over and hit one side; the cake will slip out onto the platter.